Lunan Bay rejoins Award Beaches in Angus

Lunan Bay has once again received recognition as an award beach. With 6 award beaches in Angus this is a great place to visit for a fun day out at the beach.


Angus is a beautiful county, well situated on the East Coast of Scotland, with excellent road, rail and air links and within easy reach of Scotland’s main cities. Angus also boasts some of the best coastal scenery in Scotland and cyclists can take advantage of the North Sea Cycle Route which runs through the area.

There are seven towns in Angus, Arbroath, Brechin, Carnoustie, Forfar, Kirriemuir, Monifieth and Montrose, each with its own unique character and attractions.

Angus has a rich heritage and is known as ‘Scotland’s Birthplace’ thanks to its links to the Declaration of Arbroath signed at Arbroath Abbey on 6 April 1320.

The dramatic coastline is home to five award beaches managed by Angus Council and one community managed beach East Haven.

Award Beaches

Lunan Bay is a broad east-facing beach of beautiful sand backed by dunes that is framed by low cliffs to the north and south. Lunan Bay has attracted many visitors throughout the ages, from Viking armies in the 10th century to generations of holidaymakers

Arbroath is a traditional resort beach. Find traditional British seaside fun in the West Links Play Area, skate park, putting, tennis, paddling pool Crazy golf, mini go-karts, trampolines, miniature railway and the Arbroath road train will delight young and not-so-young

East Haven East Haven is a fishing village in the council area of Angus. It is situated 1.5 miles (2 km) east of Carnoustie and 5 miles (8 km) south west of Arbroath.  Look out for wildlife along the way including dolphins and pink footed geese. The beach is managed by the local community workiing in partnership with the local authority and other environmental groups. East Haven Together was established as a charity in 2015 to promote and protect the environment, its heritage and develop a sustainable community. 

Carnoustie beach lies in a beautiful bay with golden sand nestled below the world famous Carnoustie Golf Course, which played host to the Open Golf Championships in 1999 and 2007. This small beach is a little gem, and although feels remote in nature, is only a few minutes walk from the train station and the town of Carnoustie

Monifieth Sands is a sandy stretch of beach on the north shore of the Firth of Tay, stretching from Barnhill in the west to the Barry Sands in the east. Monifieth Bay is a site of special scientific interest for wildfowl and wading birds. Behind the beach there is an excellent play area for children and a skate-board park.

Montrose’s extensive golden beach is accessed by steep steps. Adjacent to the beach is a modern, purpose built play area which incorporates a number of activity areas that provide a wide variety of opportunities for children of all ages, including an attractive paddling pool in a secure environment. The area also includes a family run cafe and amusement centre. Next to the play area is the Traill Pavilion which includes toilets and a cafe. Directly behind the play area is a pitch and putt course. All these facilities are provided with ample car parking and picnic areas.”

20 July 2017

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